Top 5 Cheap Cameras For Vlogging

cheap vlogging cameras

Vlogging has undoubtedly conquered YouTube. It is a viable career path if you’re smart about it or it can be a really fun past time documenting your trips and memories. When starting one might not want to invest a large amount of money into their vlogging camera and so this article was born to suggest some of the best but cheap cameras for your vlogging adventures. I’m just going to get straight to the point and say that either your very own smartphone or Canon PowerShot G7 X will do the trick. Those are hands down my two recommended cheap vlogging cameras. Out of pure curiosity, I looked up the cheapest digital camera on our website and found the Panasonic LUMIX DMC-FT30 Digital Camera for £119. It can record HD video in MP4 with 25p. I also took into consideration that over £400 can still be a lot. The cheapest Canon PowerShot model we offer is the Canon PowerShot SX620 HS Digital Camera for £159. It can record Full HD video and features a versatile 25x zoom with 20.2-megapixel BSI CMOS image sensor. When talking about the overall best vlogging camera I would have to say Sony Alpha A6500 which goes for £969 without the lens. It offers stunning image quality and the upward tilt screen makes recording yourself a lot easier. Make sure to look at the used cameras that sell for less. For example, the used Sony Alpha A6500 from our service is £899.

1. Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark II Digital Camera


Championed by Casey Neistat the Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark II costs only £489.00. He uses the older model, but I decided to go with mark II since there isn’t that big of a difference in the price point. 

Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark II Digital Camera

£529.00 View

2. GoPro HERO8 Black

GoPro HERO8 Black

£379.00 View

3. Sony Alpha A6000 Digital Camera with 16-50mm Power Zoom Lens – Black

Sony Alpha A6000 Digital Camera with 16-50mm Power Zoom Lens - Black

£409.00 View

4. Panasonic LUMIX DMC-G7 Digital Camera with 14-42mm Lens

Panasonic LUMIX DMC-G7 Digital Camera with 14-42mm Lens

£449.00 View

5. Your Smartphone

Need I say more? Our smartphones are capable of recording decent quality videos and are used by a lot of vloggers. They are extremely portable and have practically become a new extension of us. Instagram and YouTube apps are already on our phones making it extremely easy to share to social media. There are plenty of cheap tripods designed specifically to hold a phone. Gimbals are also compatible with them and so is the DJI Osmo Mobile 3 which is only £99.

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